Leonidovo (air base)

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Leonidovo
Summary
Airport type Prob. abandoned
Operator unknown
Location Leonidovo
Elevation AMSL 59 ft / 18 m
Coordinates 49°16′24″N 142°55′42″E / 49.27333°N 142.92833°E / 49.27333; 142.92833Coordinates: 49°16′24″N 142°55′42″E / 49.27333°N 142.92833°E / 49.27333; 142.92833
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
01/19 8,481 2,585 Concrete


Leonidovo is a Soviet Air Force base in Sakhalin, Russia located 5 km (3 mi) east of Leonidovo. It is an abandoned military airfield in the remote central area of Sakhalin Island. Declassified KH-7 imagery obtained from the U.S. Geological Survey shows that it existed in June 1966 without much difference compared to today. In recent times (probably 1990s) it was shortened to 2000 m. High-resolution Google Earth imagery shows that the airfield has been decommissioned, with the 2 km (1 mi) runway being used as a storage pad for petroleum industry supplies.

Also see Matrosovo air base.

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